As the chief operating officer for Catholic Relief Services, Sean Callahan is responsible for Overseas Operations, U.S. Operations and Human Resources, and for ensuring CRS’ fidelity to its mission to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching. His role is to enhance performance, stimulate innovation and position CRS for the future.
Kathy Komaroff Goodman is a founding Principal at ACCORD, a collaborative of conflict management and resolution specialists serving individuals and businesses. The goal of ACCORD is to assist our clients in moving from destructive modes of conflict engagement towards the development of constructive modes of conflict resolution. Ms. Goodman is Founder and CEO of a family business, Katherine Komaroff Fine Arts, Inc., and understands the culture of the creative arts sector and the business community.
Richard E. Rubenstein is Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University. He is a faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (formerly known as the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution).
Professor Rubenstein was educated at Harvard College (BA 1959, magna cum laude), Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar (MA 1961), and Harvard Law School (JD 1963). He practiced law in Washington, D.C., taught political science at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and was professor of law at the Antioch School of Law.
Karen Osborne has been active in the non-profit world of the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. She was a member of the Salvation Army Board and a founding member of two multi-cultural organizations for seniors, Senior Action Network and Planning for Elders in the Central City. She currently hosts a monthly lecture series, Conversations, in Carmel, California. Ms. Osborne had a career in health care administration and education and is the parent of four children.
Tamra Pearson d’Estrée has a PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University. She co-directs the interdisciplinary Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver, and is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Conflict Resolution in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She has led trainings and facilitated interactive problem-solving workshops in various inter-communal conflict contexts, including Israel-Palestine, Ethiopia, and in U.S. intertribal disputes.
Dr. Joseph G. Bock is Director of the PhD program in International Conflict Management and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs. He joined KSU as Director in August 2015 from the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his work at the Eck Institute, Dr. Bock was Director of External Relations at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame.
Kevin Avruch is a Professor of Conflict Resolution and Anthropology in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), and faculty and senior fellow in the Peace Operations Policy Program at George Mason University. He received his BA from the University of Chicago and MA and PhD from the University of California at San Diego. He has taught at three universities and served as Coordinator of the Anthropology Program at GMU. In 2005, he became Associate Director of ICAR.